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Builders and Creators

Be a part of the Builders and Creators at i5 KIDS Early Learning Center!

 

Our Builders and Creators will spend their day in a safe, fun and engaging environment that will encourage them to work to develop and create the world around them. The students will engage in side-by-side play, use their imaginations to create and tell stories, model after their peers and adults, and build their reasoning skills through trial and error. They will be taught using the Creative Curriculum along with thematic Learning Letters which will focus on building and strengthening their developmental stages of learning. Your child will also learn about the unwavering love of Jesus Christ, which will be presented to them through songs, prayers and age-appropriate activities. When your child transitions from this stage of development they will have a developmentally appropriate grasp on the world around them and will be developed academically, spiritually, socially and emotionally.

 Schedule

6:30 – 7:00 AM Arrive in Creators’ Room
7:00 – 9:00 AM Free Play in Creators’ Room
*Breakfast offered from 7:30-8:20
8:15 – 8:30 AM Diaper Time/ Potty Time
9:00 – 9:15 AM Welcome Circle Time
9:15 – 9:30 AM Snack
9:30 – 9:40 AM Story Time
9:40 – 10:00 AM Circle Time
10:00 – 10:30 AM Outside Time/Activity Room
10:30 – 10:45 AM Diaper Time/ Potty Time
10:45 – 11:15 AM Centers/Art Time/Activity Time
11:15 – 11:30 AM Lunch Time
11:30 – 12:00 PM Lunch Time
12:00 – 12:15 PM Diaper Time/ Potty Time
12:15 – 2:30 PM Nap Time
2:30 – 2:45 PM Diaper Time/Potty Time
2:45 – 3:00 PM Manipulative and Books
3:00 – 3:15 PM Snack
3:15 – 3:30 PM Circle Time
3:30 – 4:00 PM Outside Time
4:00 – 4:30 PM Centers/Activity Time
4:30 – 4:45 PM Diaper Time/ Potty Time
5:15 – 5:30 PM Activity Room
5:30 – 6:00 PM Free Play in Creators’ Room
6:00 – 6:30 PM Departure in the Creators’ Room

 Curriculum

The Creative Curriculum for Infants, Toddlers and Twos creates daily routines and meaningful experiences that respond to children’s strengths, interests, and needs. This curriculum focuses on what matters most for very young children. It consists of:

    • The Foundation, which outlines the research behind the curriculum and discusses the five central components of nurturing care and teaching.
    • Routines and Experiences, which discusses the five routines and eight experiences that are essential to the development and learning of children birth to age 3, explaining how to plan intentionally while maintaining the flexibility to respond to the changing interests and abilities of young children.
    • Objectives for Development & Learning: Birth through Kindergarten, which explains the skills, knowledge, and behaviors that matter most to the continuing development and learning of very young children. A tool to help teachers observe children effectively.

TEAM

Our dedicated staff creates an optimal environment for learning that will nurture creativity and independence as well as social, emotional, and academic development for the children in our care! Meet our Blue Room team.

Builders Team

 Ms. Tiana Johnson: Teacher

tianaTime: 9:00am – 6:30pm

Tiana started with i5Kids in October 2014. She is currently a graduate of Arundel High School as of May 2016. Tiana plans to attend college and major in Early Childhood Education and Business Management. Tiana has expanded her passion for working with kids by serving on with youth at i5Elite’s Track Program, where she is currently learning to coach. While Tiana is not working with children, she likes to spend time with her family, workout and eat the foods that she enjoys cooking.

 Ms. Ra'quel Randolph: Teacher

raquel

Time: 8:00am-5:00pm

Raquel joined the i5 KIDS team in May of 2015. She is currently enrolled at Anne Arundel Community College working towards an Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education. Raquel has loved working with children and is excited to have an opportunity to work with them in a Preschool setting. Some of her interests outside of i5 KIDS are music, watching movies and spending time with family and friends.

 

Creators Team

 Ms. Kaitlyn Palmer: Lead Teacher

kaitlynTime 8:00am – 5:00pm

Kaitlyn joined i5 Kids in the spring of 2014. She is currently enrolled at Cabrini College where she is working towards her Bachelor’s Degree in Pre – K through 4 Education as well as Pre – K through 8 Special Education and is on track to graduate in the spring of 2016. Kaitlyn is also CPR and First Aid certified. She has always had a passion for teaching children about the community and the world that they live in. Kaitlyn enjoys watching the children here at i5 KIDS learn and grow. When she is not at i5 KIDS she enjoys spending time with her friends and family and is looking forward to her future as a teacher.

 

 

 Ms. Gabrielle Evans: Aide

gabbyTime: 2:00pm – 6:00pm

Gabrielle Evans recently joined our team in May 2016. She is a senior at Glen Burnie High School and is a part of the Child Development Program. Gabrielle has an immense love for kids and has been babysitting since she was 13 years old. In addition to i5 Kids, Gabrielle spends her weekends as a “part-time princess,” attending birthday parties and events dressed as a Disney Princess. She is completing her 90 Clock-Hour Certification here at i5 and will be certified by the end of her senior year.